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French translation of 'favour'

Word Frequency


[ˈfeɪvəʳ ] (Britain) favor (US)
1.  (help, good turn) service m
to do sb a favour rendre un service à qn
Could you do me a favour? Tu peux me rendre service ?
to ask a favour of sb demander un service à qn
as a favour to sb pour rendre service à qn
As a favour, I offered to pick his kids up from school. Je lui ai proposé d’aller chercher ses enfants à l’école pour lui rendre service.
2.  (approval)
to look on sth with favour approuver qch
to look on sb with favour percevoir qn favorablement
to find favour with sb trouver grâce aux yeux de qn
to win sb’s favour s’attirer les bonnes grâces de qn
to be in favour (be approved of) être bien vu(e)
to be out of favour (be disapproved of) ne pas être bien vu(e)
3.  (indicating agreement)
to be in favour of sth [person] être pour qch
I’m in favour of nuclear disarmament. Je suis pour le désarmement nucléaire.
The ballot was in favour of industrial action. Le scrutin était en faveur de l’action industrielle.Le scrutin était pour l’action industrielle.
He was not in favour of the plan. Il était opposé au plan.
31% of people are in favour of joining the euro. 31% des gens sont pour l’adoption de l’euro.
to be in favour of doing sth
France was in favour of giving direct financial aid to the Soviet Union. La France était pour une aide financière directe à l’Union soviétique.La France était en faveur d’une aide financière directe à l’Union soviétique.
I’m in favour of staying at home this evening. Je suis d’avis de rester à la maison ce soir.
all those in favour, ... que tous ceux qui sont pour ...
All those in favour, please raise your hand. Que tous ceux qui sont pour lèvent la main.
to vote in favour of sth voter pour qch
4.  (indicating preference)
in favour of en faveur de
The policy was rejected in favour of a more cautious approach. Cette mesure a été rejetée en faveur d’une approche plus modérée.
5.  (Law)
to rule in sb’s favour donner gain de cause à qn
transitive verb
1.  (be in favour of)
[plan, proposition] être en faveur de
[point of view, opinion] préférer
to favour doing sth préférer faire qch
2.  (show partiality towards) [person, pupil] favoriser
3.  (tip to win) [personteam, horse] donner gagnant
4.  (be beneficial to) [circumstances, weather] avantager
fortune favours the brave (proverb) la fortune sourit aux audacieux

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Example Sentences Including 'favour'

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Just 15 % of businesses favour the certainty of a swift deal.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Regular savings accounts This is the plain vanilla option and the one most favoured by parents and grandparents.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She has been impeached for allegedly accepting multimillionpound bungs in return for political favours.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The playing field is skewed in favour of people who can call on parental assistance.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Because people admire them they can call in favours that money couldn't buy.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Slowly the thriller imagery subsided in favour of something more profound.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
This could work in your favour as the people who matter will see how versatile you are.
The Sun (2015)
This may mean accepting one, only to turn down that employer in favour of another when a better offer comes along.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
When favours all go one way, it can test any relationship.
The Sun (2017)
Which way works best when asking for a favour?
The Sun (2015)
He won over course and distance on testing ground in February and gets his favoured conditions today.
The Sun (2017)
The ground has come in her favour and she is bred to stay the mile.
The Sun (2016)
Perhaps she hopes to return the favour.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Perhaps you might return the favour and make her happy.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Did they really think it would make him change the law to favour fathers in custody battles?
The Sun (2006)
It rejected a host of tentative offers for the business in favour of selling individual stores.
The Sun (2009)
It's refreshing to see two minted footballers favouring campsites to luxurious destinations.
The Sun (2010)
Mothers are more likely than fathers to favour school uniforms.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Not all will find favour.
The Sun (2016)
Now do the nation a favour and show your own bottle in a similar way.
The Sun (2008)
Stansted had voted by nine to one in favour of industrial action.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They broadly said that they favoured the cheaper ones.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They were quizzed on suspicion of entertaining cops to win favours.
The Sun (2016)
This must have been them returning the favour.
The Sun (2016)
Yet on the day the muddy conditions favoured the away team.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You can return the favour another time.
The Sun (2016)
Its failure to find favour with a publisher will no doubt excite schadenfreude in a few hearts.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Within hours it emerged that his favoured ice-cream flavour had ceased to be.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)

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'favour' in Other Languages

British English: favour /ˈfeɪvə/ NOUN
If you regard something or someone with favour, you like or support them.
The changes found favour with most people.
  • American English: favor
  • Arabic: رِضاً
  • Brazilian Portuguese: favor
  • Chinese: 宠爱
  • Croatian: usluga
  • Czech: přízeň
  • Danish: tjeneste
  • Dutch: instemming
  • European Spanish: favor
  • Finnish: suosio
  • French: faveur appréciation
  • German: Gefallen
  • Greek: εύνοια
  • Italian: favore
  • Japanese: 賛成
  • Korean: 호의
  • Norwegian: tjeneste
  • Polish: przysługa
  • European Portuguese: favor
  • Romanian: favoare
  • Russian: благосклонность
  • Spanish: favor
  • Swedish: tjänst hjälp
  • Thai: ความชื่นชอบ
  • Turkish: yardım
  • Ukrainian: прихильність
  • Vietnamese: sự quý mến


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